The '''Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA)''' is an government agency|agency
of the government of Missouri
that reports to the Governor of Missouri
. MDA is responsible for serving, promoting, and protecting the agricultural producers, processors, and consumers of Missouri’s food, fuel, and fiber products.
MDA is under the direction and supervision of the Director of Agriculture. The 21st and current Director is Dr. Jon Hagler, who was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon
and confirmed by the Missouri Senate
on January 29, 2009.